Artocarpus altilis Care Sheet
The Breadfruit tree can get quite big and is known for its dimpled fruit that resembles a bright green, strange avocado. Used as a vegetable starch when It reaches maturity. Even though they will likely not produce mature fruit as a houseplant, the deeply-lobed leaves create an interesting texture.
Light: Full sun
Water: Even moisture
Environment: Regular potting mix; the plants have been widely planted in tropical regions, so warmth and humidity are appreciated
Toxicity: Reported to have tiny oxalate crystals in its sap; chewing it has been reported to cause swelling, irritation, and pain
Habit / Size: Flowering tree that can grow up to 85’ tall at maturity in its natural habitat
- All parts of this tree yield latex which is useful for boat caulking
The trees are monoecious, with male and female flowers growing on the same tree
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.